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America's Most Romantic Towns: Montauk

Andre Jenny / Alamy

No. 25 Montauk, NY

At the eastern tip of Long Island, NY, Montauk is a more relaxed version of the Hamptons and the perfect spot for long-walks-on-the-beach-type romance (it’s also where Kate Winslet’s and Jim Carrey’s characters fell in love in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Climb the 137 steps to the top of the Montauk Point Lighthouse to watch the sunset behind the Atlantic Ocean, and then retreat to the Montauk Yacht Club, an 80-year-old hotel that underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2009.

—Lyndsey Matthews

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